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The wedding reception is where the party really starts. It’s where you and your guests will celebrate your “I dos” with drinking, dancing, mixing and mingling. Find out how to choose the best venue for you, how to decorate it, and of course, how to choose the menu.



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Let's Talk Centerpieces!
Amanda, On January 5, 2023 at 15:09

What are you centerpiece plans?! Are you going with a traditional floral arrangement, or exploring non-floral ideas?! Are the guest tables and head table going to be the same or different? Let's see...

Amanda, wednesday 18-Jan-23 16 177 1
Does anyone not care to have a wedding cake?
Bethany, On January 2, 2023 at 15:50

I'm not a super traditional bride, I just got engaged and upon talking to my fiance and he doesn't reallu care to a have a cake snd neither do I. I'm not big on sweets and neither is he, we were...

Kimberly, monday 16-Jan-23 19 101
Splurge or Save: Cocktail hour?!
Amanda, On December 13, 2022 at 13:28

Between your ceremony and reception, what will be on offer for your guests to enjoy while you and your husband and wedding party go and adventure taking photos?! Cocktails? Hors d'oeuvres?...

Amanda, friday 23-Dec-22 23 191 1
Drink Ticket advice
Jacalyn, Yesterday at 13:58

My husband and I married last year (July 2022). Our ceremony, cocktails/appies, and reception were all held at Cherry Creek Estate, near Kimberley BC. We were their last wedding, as they have ceased...

Carine, 4 hours ago 1 15
Mandy, On January 16, 2023 at 16:31

Has anyone used WeddingDance.School to learn a pre-choreographed dance? I was a competitive dancer until the end of high school so I love the idea of a show stopping routine. Just wondering if...

Stephanie, friday 20-Jan-23 6 37
Late night snack
Karlee, On January 29, 2020 at 10:29

What did everyone do or who catered your late night wedding snack. I’m in Moncton area. I don’t have access to the kitchen. It’s winter so no real way to store food or BBQ style etc. Food truck?

Emily, tuesday 17-Jan-23 35 686
Colour scheme
Lia, On January 6, 2023 at 22:09

Hello 😊 For my bridesmaid dresses …the colour is more beige. What colour should I pick for my theme? For table cloths and flowers ? Thank you 🙏

Brittany, saturday 7-Jan-23 2 34
First Dance
Madison, On November 28, 2022 at 06:35

Hey friends! The hardest thing about my wedding is trying to find a first dance song for me and my soon to be husband. What song are you using? Give me some ideas.

Kaitlin, saturday 7-Jan-23 13 171
Table linens
Tara, On January 3, 2023 at 14:21

Has anyone used efavormart? I'm trying to find linens that are affordable (and not plastic) I don't want to rent them as the cost is crazy where I am for rentals.

Tara, thursday 5-Jan-23 4 32
Timing of Wedding Day
Jasmine, On October 17, 2022 at 13:45

Can someone help me figure out the timing of a wedding day with the ceremony at 2pm?

Stephanie, wednesday 4-Jan-23 8 133
Plated Dinner Or Buffet?!
Amanda, On December 4, 2022 at 21:38

Time for the main event - the food! Have you decided on buffet or plated dinner service for your big day?! 🍽️ Did you decide based on cost, menu and food options, or how the service fits in with the...

Amanda, thursday 29-Dec-22 19 180
Appetizers only
Kris, On December 15, 2022 at 12:18

I’m planning our wedding, it’s the second for us both. We want simple but elegant-ish, live band, good party. I’m thinking it’ll start at 6:00, we will tell everyone to eat dinner beforehand and will...

K1327, wednesday 28-Dec-22 5 67
How many Cake Tiers?!
Amanda, On November 23, 2022 at 12:53

Are you stacking your wedding cake sky high?? Or do you love the clean look of a single tier? Does it all depend on how many guests you need to feed? How many tiers will your wedding cake have?! This...

Amanda, tuesday 27-Dec-22 12 92
Late Night Food
Jasmine, On October 17, 2022 at 10:19

Is it okay to skip the late night food option? Our wedding will end at midnight with dinner ending around 8 or so. I really don’t want to do it as it’s more $$$

ErnesttewHD, monday 26-Dec-22 12 186
End of Reception - Last Song
Julie, On November 3, 2022 at 13:59

Have you decided on how you want to end your spectacular night? Slow song? or an upbeat hit? And what tune would that be? Or Sparkler send off?

Julie, friday 23-Dec-22 10 96
Alcohol for daytime ceremony/reception?
Katie, On December 16, 2022 at 12:06

Our ceremony will take place at 11am and the event will end at 3pm. We will have about 40 people, only half those people will be drinking. Our venue has an option for open bar $75/ or...

Hank, tuesday 20-Dec-22 3 86
Unorthodox wedding photos?!
Katherine, On November 9, 2022 at 12:11

Hey! Getting married next September in the Rockies and my partner and I share a love for rock climbing. So obviously it just makes sense to take some photos of us on the wall with our photographer at...

Derek, sunday 18-Dec-22 8 81 1
First dance length
Allison, On November 30, 2022 at 18:59

How long is your first dance song? How long is too long? The song we picked is 4:37, I love the song but I don’t want to bore our guests.

Carine, thursday 8-Dec-22 8 62
rsvp for Reception only guests
Krystal, On December 7, 2022 at 09:22

Is it weird to have reception only guests RSVP on our website? We will be getting married on our property so I would like to know numbers of how many to expect for light night snack and booze. We plan...

Carine, thursday 8-Dec-22 3 76
Number of Votives for Rectangle Tables?
Itsemmalouisa, On December 7, 2022 at 21:11

How many votives will we need for a table that's 95.5" long? If you're interested in some context/the design we're going for, we're having a mix of circular and rectangular tables. We're thinking that...

Itsemmalouisa, wednesday 7-Dec-22 43
Food price
Jacquie, On November 21, 2022 at 14:36

I think picking the food to serve is the HARDEST part of planning this wedding!! That being said, future brides, past brides, etc what do you think is a reasonable price for catering? The one I am...

Jacquie, friday 2-Dec-22 8 140
Online Wedding Dance Lessons?
Johanna, On November 21, 2022 at 13:25

Suggestions? I found this . Anyone tried it?

Malyssa, tuesday 29-Nov-22 1 29
Question on Food/ Dinner
Samantha, On November 9, 2022 at 20:22

Hi there, My wedding is not until 2024 however I had an idea today and wanted to see if it's tacky or if anyone else has done it, etc. My fiancé and I are love snacks and appetizers and finger foods....

KELLY, friday 25-Nov-22 8 111 1
How much was your Decorator and Florist? Were they combined?
Tina, On February 3, 2020 at 18:49

Hey Ladies! Alright, so ours is two in one. He's a florist and decorator so keep in mind these are prices put together. We are having a big wedding - roughly 200 to 220 people and I'm what my FH...

Tenesha, wednesday 23-Nov-22 18 504
What are your opinions on Kissing Games?
Jessica, On November 3, 2022 at 04:42

I am currently planning my wedding for May 2023, and am wondering if we should include a kissing game during our reception! I've seen it done at one wedding, but not many!

Joy, monday 21-Nov-22 14 121 1
Reception Dress
Rebecca, On August 31, 2022 at 22:41

Hello beautiful people! What are your thoughts about having a wedding dress and a reception dress? I thought it might be a good idea to have a different, cheaper dress for the reception so I can...

Smith, sunday 13-Nov-22 17 221
Post Wedding Party
Liana, On July 7, 2021 at 13:01

This past month, we got married after postponing from June 2020. We had a small ceremony of 12 and then met at a restaurant (total 25 guests) with immediate families. Our original plans was to have...

William_Davis, monday 7-Nov-22 5 165
Banquet Hall Next Steps for Bachelor Party
Carlos, On December 7, 2020 at 00:13

Hey guys, I'm Austin. My elder brother's marriage is fixed. Before the wedding, we are palling for a bachelor party, and he confides me for the arrangements. So I think a banquet hall is okay for...

William_Davis, monday 7-Nov-22 3 176
Idea's for games at the reception.
Mickayla, On November 3, 2022 at 17:13

I'm looking for ideas that we can use for games at the reception. I'm not wanting *clinking* of the glasses to get the couple to kiss. My older brother and his wife did that you have to tell a story...

CarmenTupOM, sunday 6-Nov-22 3 123
Drink costs
Frankie, On October 30, 2022 at 09:03

Hi everyone! I’m trying to figure out what is acceptable range is for the cost of drinks. My venue is offering:- $11 per ticket for drink tickets- $38 per bottle for red/white wine...

Hank, monday 31-Oct-22 2 80
Wedding Favours!
Leticia, On September 8, 2022 at 15:33

What are you guys giving out for wedding favours? I cant decide. Mini candles? Macaroons in a clear box with a bow? I was even thinking of giving baby succulents.

Elizabeth12, wednesday 19-Oct-22 16 215
Anyone else skipping their reception?
Chantelle, On October 12, 2022 at 19:34

After looking the past few days at reception venues I’m starting to think, is this really necessary for my wedding? I’m having a small wedding In the mountains and considering just doing something fun...

Liberty, thursday 13-Oct-22 10 90


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